Uniforms

The Sixth Regiment Huzaren van Boreel

The type of uniforms worn by the Huzaren van Boreel depended on the occasion and purpose. For the different occasions and purposes different variations on the uniforms were stipulated in the regulations.

Please note: The given sketches are just that, they just give an idea of the uniforms, the exact execution is given in the descriptive text. Below is the currently only known drawing of the uniform during the Waterloo campaign:

Originele afbeelding Huzaar van Boreel 1814

Original drawing of a Huzaar van Boreel 1814

 

 

Stable dress

The stabledress consists of:

  • shirt (thin cotton or linnen)
  • stablejacket (dark blue wool, one row of 9 brass buttons)
  • white overall breeches
  • bonnet de police (dark blue with black/yellow cord)
  • shoes

When was the stable dress worn:

  • only at the barracks
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Drill dress

The drill dress consists of:

  • shirt (thin cotton or linnen)
  • stablejacket (dark blue wool, one row of 9 brass buttons)
  • charivari (ridingtrousers, dark blue wool, black leather closed at the sides with 18 bone buttons)
  • bonnet de police (dark blue with black/yellow cord)
  • shoes
  • sabrebelt with sabretche and sabre
  • cartridgepouchbelt and cartridgepouche
  • white leather gloves

When was the drill dress worn:

  • During drills on foot and drills on horseback

Horse tack:

  • collar, bridle, saddle, waltrap (without schabraque)

 

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Campaign dress

The campaign dress consists of:

  • shirt (thin cotton or linnen)
  • waistcoat (light blue trimmed with yellow-black lacing, one brass-buttonrow)
  • dolman (light blue, with 16 lines of yellow-black cord, five rows of halfround brass buttons, middle button row slightly larger)
  • charivari (ridingtrousers, dark blue wool, black leather closed at the sides with 18 bone buttons)
  • barrelsash (yellow cord with yellow barrels – 1814 model)
  • shako (french model with orange cocarde and chain with lion heads as chin strap)
  • shoes
  • sabrebelt with sabretche and sabre
  • cartridgepouchbelt and cartridgepouche
  • white leather gloves

When was the campaign dress worn:

  • on campaign and on manoeuvres.

Horse tack:

  • collar, bridle, saddle, waltrap with schabraque, porte-manteaux
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Full dress

The full dress consists of:

  • shirt (thin cotton or linnen)
  • waistcoat (light blue trimmed with yellow-black lacing, one brass-buttonrow with 9 buttons)
  • dolman (light blue, with 16 lines of yellow-black cord, five rows of halfround brass buttons, middle button row slightly larger)
  • hongroise (ridingtrousers, light blue, yellow-black Hungarian knots and yellow -black stripes)
  • pelisse (dark blue with 16 lines of yellow-black cords, five rows of halfround brass buttons, lined with black lamb fur)
  • barrelsash (yellow cord with yellow barrels – 1814 model)
  • shako (french model with orange cocarde and chain with lion heads as chin strap, with black plume and yellow-black cords)
  • Hessian boots (black leather)
  • sabrebelt with sabretche and sabre
  • cartridgepouchbelt and cartridgepouche
  • white leather gloves

When was the full dress worn:

  • on parades
  • on guard duty

Horse tack:

  • collar, bridle, saddle, waltrap with schabraque, porte-manteaux
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Trumpeter

The trumpeter has the same eguipment as the normal hussars but the uniform is in different colours:

  • red instead of light blue for the waistcoat, dolman and hongroise
  • light blue instead of dark blue for the pelisse
  • colbak instead of shako
  • white instead of black plume on the colbak with full dress.
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